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Wales' education watchdog has warned that some of our most vulnerable pupils are being let down due to huge inconsistencies in provision outside of mainstream schools.
In its annual report, Estyn said that, while special schools are very successful, too many pupil referral units are 'failing' the children who attend them.
The Education Minister Huw Lewis today pledged to act urgently to address the problems.
Tom Sheldrick reports:
Welsh teaching unions say Estyn's annual report shows "steady but slow progress", as schools step up to the challenge set by Welsh Government policies. They acknowledge though that there is still work to do.
The Welsh Government has welcomed Estyn's annual report as recognition of a "new momentum for improvement" in the education system here.
It points to last year's GCSE results, when the gap with England narrowed, to proof of progress, but says there is no complacency over moving forward further.
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Welsh education watchdog Estyn says progress is being made in the education system here, but there are still significant challenges.